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The Dire Straits story, courtesy John Illsley

A band is blowing Dixie Double four time You feel alright When you hear the music ring That’s the secon...

America’s wonder years

Book: The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War Author: Louis Menand, Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giro...
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Everest beckons

Book: The Hunt for Mount Everest Author: Craig Storti Publisher: John Murray Price: Rs 699 The peak that...

The long road to equality

Book: Owning Land, Being Women: Inheritance and Subjecthood in India Author: Amrita Mondal Publisher: De Gruyt...

Gold without glitter

Book: Gold Diggers: a novel Author: Sanjena Sathian Publisher: HarperCollins Price: Rs 599 Middle-class ...

A beauty in braids

Book: The Braided River: A Journey along the Brahmaputra Author: Samrat Choudhury, Publisher: HarperColli...

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Books  /  Published 10.11.21

The Horizon is about honesty, lies and more

Mithila closed the diary. The papers were already showing signs of sogginess. She stuffed it into her pack, and stood. The day had worn on, and around her, the world glistened in the aftermath of rain...
By Gautam Bhatia

Books  /  Published 08.11.21

Ten books that you must read

7. The Story of the First Civilizations: From Mesopotamia to the Aztecs by Subhadra Sen Gupta; Speaking Tiger; Rs 499 Posthumously published after children’s author Subhadra Sen Gupta’s u...
By Shrestha Saha

Books  /  Published 07.11.21

Love thy neighbour

Riva Razdan is a New York University graduate and currently working as a screenwriter and author based in Mumbai. Her debut novel Arzu was published by Hachette India in 2021 ...
By Riva Razdan

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

The lingering scent of vengeance

Penner complicates the historical timeline by introducing the character of the precocious servant girl, Eliza Fanning, who is given the onerous task of procuring poison and administering it to her adu...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

A man of two worlds

The book’s latter half is devoted to Raza’s life in France and his meteoric rise to fame. This part, often neglected in the discourse of modern Indian art, narrates his marriage to the Fre...
By Ushmita Sahu

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

Glimpses of Stoppardia

One of his favourite anecdotes is about two men driving along in a car who see a man in pyjamas with his chin covered in shaving foam carrying something like a football under his arm. They struggle to...
By Souvik Mukherjee

Books  /  Published 05.11.21

Cataloguing a luxurious legacy

Llewellyn-Jones writes in the Introduction that of the three properties to be inventoried, Château de Lyon and Constantia were in Lucknow, and Najafgarh near Kanpur (he had properties in Calcutt...
By Soumitra Das

Books  /  Published 03.11.21

All bout Chetan Bhagat’s 400 Days

400 Days has a chilling plotline –– a missing child. However, it does not simply end at that. As one of India’s highest-selling and most popular authors, Chetan Bhagat needs no intro...
By Sudarshana Ganguly (t2 intern)

Books  /  Published 01.11.21

Make it a bibliophilic festive season for your little ones

A recently published Timelines from Indian History: From Ancient Civilizations to a Modern Democracy is a well-researched encyclopaedia that takes children through Indian History in bit-sized formats....
By Aman Misra

Books  /  Published 31.10.21

Starved

Riva Razdan is a New York University graduate and currently working as a screenwriter and author based in Mumbai. Her debut novel Arzu was published by Hachette India in 2021 ...
By Riva Razdan


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